Jackson, Wy –
A new report encourages communities affected by spillover growth to collaborate on improving quality of life issues. The Sonoran Institute issued a report that shows that growth in Teton County, Wyoming, is putting stress on housing prices, natural resources and transportation systems in neighboring Idaho. The planning director in Victor, Idaho, says his community is trying to support development that reigns in sprawl coming from people moving in from Jackson. But Bill Collins, who researched the report, says communities like Victor and Jackson could get more accomplished if they worked together.
Collins says that type of cooperation rarely happens. He says sharing data on housing prices and construction would allow the communities to better understand each side of the issue.